Poland's capital is often described as one of Central and Eastern Europe's top destinations to visit for many reasons.
Whether you're visiting for work or a weekend away, Warsaw is one of the continent's most exciting cities. From its blend of architecture that spans centuries, to its quietly excellent restaurant scene, the wide variety of things to see and do means there's something for everyone. So when you fly to Warsaw, no matter the reason, you'll be experiencing one of Europe's most underrated city break destinations - a pleasingly fun and soulful place to do business or just relax.
Flying to Warsaw
Visit Warsaw and you’ll find yourself wrapped up in the middle of a city that’s steeped in history and been catapulted into the future, all at the same time. One of Europe’s fastest-growing centres of business and commerce, Warsaw has plenty to offer short-staying business travellers, but it's also a great weekend break. Flying from London City Airport to Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW) makes a quick and easy journey to the Polish capital, with a short trip from central London to LCY, and a similar journey of around 20 minutes to the centre of Warsaw by train.
Flying from London City Airport to Warsaw: Q&A
Warsaw might just be one of Europe’s most underrated city break destinations. Here are some answers to the most common questions about flights from London City Airport to Warsaw, so you can book your trip with all the info you need.
How long is the flight from London to Warsaw?
It takes around two and a half hours to fly directly to Warsaw from London City Airport. It takes just 20 minutes to reach London City Airport from Bank station by DLR and on arrival at Warsaw Chopin Airport, it’s just a quick taxi ride of around 20 minutes, a 25-minute train journey, or a slightly longer (but cheap) bus to the centre of the city.
How many flights a week are there from London City Airport to Warsaw?
Two flights set off from London City Airport to Warsaw Chopin Airport every weekday, with one on Saturday mornings and one on Sunday evenings. Flying into Warsaw on Sunday evening is ideal if you have an early meeting on Monday morning, but the morning flights – especially on Fridays – make planning a short city break easy. Use our booking portal to plan your trip.
What airlines fly most frequently between London City Airport and Warsaw?
If you’re flying directly from London to Warsaw, the airline you’ll most likely fly with is LOT Polish Airlines, the Polish flag carrier, which has Warsaw Chopin Airport as its main hub. Other airlines operate indirect flights along this route, though you'll generally find them quite a bit longer with the stopover.
Practical information about flying from London to Warsaw
You'll need your passport when flying to Warsaw, so make sure you take yours with you, and check that it's in date for your flights before you book. The public transport network in Warsaw is reliable and cheap, and often your best option for getting around the city once you arrive.
What to expect in Warsaw
Warsaw is a fairly sprawling city, but locals are friendly and welcoming, and you’ll start to easily find your way around. That’s mostly thanks to the simple-to-use public transport network and the way different areas of town are conveniently separated into sections. For history and culture, head to the old town in the central Śródmieście area. For nightlife and modern art, visit the effortlessly cool Praga part of town. If you have time, rent a bike and cycle your way around Żoliborz to see some of the city’s finest architecture. Above all, make sure you spend some time by the River Vistula, and to take in Warsaw’s cool, energised atmosphere, happy in the knowledge that you saw it first.